Location and Culture:
Also referred to as the Massachusetts Water Resource Outreach Project Center, this project center is focused on water resource protection within Massachusetts and is affiliated with the Worcester and Boston project centers. It is dedicated to assisting Central and Eastern Massachusetts municipalities or watershed associations with their water resource needs through hands-on, action-oriented research projects. Students will work on creating solutions to water issues like storm water management, climate change mitigation, and drinking water infrastructure.
Past students at the project center have:
- Analyzed potential improvements to meet drinking water quality standards and supply demands in Leicester, MA
- Assisted local municipalities with challenges they face managing storm water runoff
- Evaluated public buildings in Chelsea, MA to determine structural and geographical characteristics that cause them to be at risk for coastal flood events, as well as their sensitivity to current and future flooding